The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is managed by the District of North Vancouver.
We do not automatically gather any personal information from you. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily through contacting us via email or online forms or by setting up a user account.
When you visit ecologycentre.ca, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of standard information essential to the operation and evaluation of our website. This information includes:
- the page from which you arrived,
- the date and time of your page request,
- the Internet Protocol (IP) address your computer is using to receive information,
- the type and version of your browser, and
- the name and size of the file you requested.
This information is not used to identify individuals who come to the website. This information is only used to help us assess our information services and is collected in compliance with Section 26 (c) of British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Information collected through our sign up forms
Membership, volunteering, programs, mini-camps and birthday parties
The personal information you submit through our sign up forms – including email address and contact information – is collected by us solely for the purpose of responding to your information or service request. Personal information will only be used for the purpose to which it was collected, unless its release is authorized by its owner or is compelled by a Court or an agent duly authorized under another Act.
For concerns with respect to our use of your personal information, please contact our Privacy Coordinator at the District of North Vancouver at 604-990-2413 or email [email protected]
Information collected through our email sign-up forms
The personal information collected on this form is done in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). The personal information collected herein will be used only for the purpose of providing you updates on the Ecology Centre and for no other purpose unless its released per the FOIPPA legislation.
Cookies are temporary files that may be placed on your hard drive while you visit a website. Cookies are used to track how visitors use ecologycentre.ca, but we do not store personal information through cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this website. Any cookies on ecologycentre.ca are used to aid in the collection of anonymous statistical information such as:
- browser type
- screen size
- traffic patterns, and
- pages visited.
This information helps us improve both ecologycentre.ca and its service to citizens. It is not disclosed to any third parties. However, if you are concerned about cookies, you can adjust your web browser to reject all cookies. All site features with the exception of the interactive map should function normally if cookies are disabled.
Security and IP Addresses
Your computer uses a unique IP address when browsing the Internet. We may collect IP addresses to monitor any security breaches on ecologycentre.ca and other online services. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns unless unauthorized use of our website is detected or is required for a law enforcement investigation. IP addresses are stored for a term that complies with our existing auditing requirements.
Privacy and external links
Concerns regarding access to information or privacy issues under FIPPA should be directed to:
Information and Privacy Coordinator
355 West Queens Road
District of North Vancouver, BC
You can also view the Government of British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).